Umphrey's McXmas Gift

Umphrey's McGee Christmas Gift

A note from Umphrey's McGee:

Dear Friends,

The holidays are upon us and after enjoying a good balance of work and play at Holidaze, our preparations continue to ensure we close out the year in style. While the palm trees and white sandy beaches of Chicago in December aren't quite as nice as those in Jamaica, we couldn't be more excited to celebrate the end of 2008 with fans, friends and family in our beloved hometown.

As we said in the Umphdate that announced Mantis, we are eternally grateful to have your support, and are humbled by your relentless dedication and energy. Thank you so much for making it possible for us to do what we do. In appreciation, we've decided to give away a free holiday EP of never-before-released material spanning holiday shows from the last few years. Please click here for the free download. If you already have a umlive.net account just add the tracks to your shopping cart and download. If you don't have an account, signing up is free and fast after you add the gift to your cart. Please, please, please tell your friends as we'd like to put this in the hands of everyone, but we would appreciate if you would send them to UMLive.net to sign up and download rather then sending the files yourself through email or by file sharing.

We hope you've been enjoying the Mantis pre-order campaign as much as we have - constructing Mantis "Teasers" that give you a taste of what's coming, digging through the archives for bonus content and holding the finished album in our hands has been a thrill. Our thoughts and conversations are turning towards how great it will be to FINALLY PLAY THESE NEW SONGS LIVE next year. You still have until January 5 to place pre-orders, and thanks to your support and word-of-mouth you are closing in on unlocking the final level of content. We look forward to seeing you at the finish line in 2009 - The Year of the Mantis.

As much fun as it is to enjoy this time of year (particularly with the new album right around the corner) we continue to turn our thoughts towards those who are less fortunate, and extend our gratitude to all of you for your support of our shows benefitting USTORM and Keys 4 Kids. If you are interested in learning more about these organizations or wish to make a donation, more info can be found at the USTORM and Keys 4 Kids websites.

We look forward to seeing many of you over the New Year's run and at the first Mantis tour dates beginning in January. Our best wishes to you and yours for a Happy Holidays.

Andy, Brendan, Jake, Joel, Kris, Ryan and the entire Umphrey's McGee team.

http://www.umphreys.com/

[Published on: 12/23/08]

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biscok1d Tue 12/23/2008 11:02AM
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Can we return it if we don't like it?

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all this coming from a guy who has aerosmith, groovatron, flaming lips, 311, rhcp,and reel big fish as favorite bands. obviously your ten plus years of playing instruments has given you unbelievably exceptional musical taste.

BRAHnnie_lott Tue 12/23/2008 03:09PM
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not saying um doesn't have talent just saying because a band has talent and can play an instrument does not mean it is good a la tlg and other various generic jambands and other shitty artists in general

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angelsfear Wed 12/24/2008 10:16AM
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Umphreys band sucks raw eggs that the Easter Bunny sh*ted out of its ass.

BRAHnnie_lott Wed 12/24/2008 10:29AM
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my kynd is everyWEIR. so while bubba666 and smokey are butt pounding to bright lights i will be drinking egg nog and sewing some hetty patchwork BRObot

BRAHnnie_lott Wed 12/24/2008 10:45AM
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and from your post smokey it appears you care a lot more than anyone should

pooner star Wed 12/24/2008 11:20AM
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oh gee thanks for the fucking christmas present, assholes!! what are we, all fucking celebrating baby jesus? that guy was a fucking asshole, what a moron and what a moron band, you assholes think you're so good to your fans giving us a special christmas gift. well what if we don't celebrate christmas, then what you assmaster teabagging ass shit tacos? god mother fucking damn it, come on! i mean really.

pooner star Wed 12/24/2008 11:20AM
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seriously, i mean, come on.

pooner star Wed 12/24/2008 11:21AM
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like what the fuck, ya'll?

pooner star Wed 12/24/2008 11:21AM
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what the hell, dudes?

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pooner star Wed 12/24/2008 11:22AM
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assholes. you all suck.

pooner star Wed 12/24/2008 11:23AM
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and manbearpig, no YOUR STUPID. go listen to umphreys mcfaggle because your so stupid and dumb. asshole.

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man this is depressing. get some free tracks and this is how it ends up. this is why music is in a slacking state. people care to much about telling people about music they dislike rather than the music that they love. I run a record store, and all i know is when i play umphs it sells. so these guys have to be doing something right. And you guys can go ahead and say what you like about the people who would buy it, as i'm sure someone will, but one week til NYE and then the countdown to summer camp can begin.

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BRAHnnie_lott Wed 12/24/2008 09:34PM
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so beatstock is THAT guy. great. um is the all time best cover band doo doo doo dooooo dooo. ok there is all 27 um shows i've seen in a nutshell. so while smokey is parking his beef bus in schofizzl the rest of us will be pretending we are as lucky as those two to be able to cross country ski with joel and jake mmmmmm yummy

BRAHnnie_lott Wed 12/24/2008 09:40PM
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if you can't take the the heat smokey....

BRAHnnie_lott Wed 12/24/2008 09:47PM
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christmas is a sham anyways, if you celebrate you are a schofizzl

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oh smokey are your (wide variety of tastes) as wide as your doo doo shoot after bubba666 and schofizzl have the time of all of our lives in... mmmm eat more poo. yum boy.

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BRAHnnie_lott Thu 12/25/2008 03:24PM
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yeah it is tough being 13 in this scene. man how do i cope with all you wise hetty twenty somethings. ah man smokey you totally got me. you own this thread for sure, sorry man. and just for the record i don't beat off in my parents bathroom i beat off in truck stop bathrooms to you beating off to your um posters.

BRAHnnie_lott Thu 12/25/2008 03:27PM
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why do people talk shit about people talking shit? i think alanis morissette had a song about stuff like this but i cant think of the word... hmmm just slipped my mind, must have to do with my young age

BRAHnnie_lott Thu 12/25/2008 03:29PM
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smokey i thought you were leaving like a day ago. maybe you should take a grammar and spelling class and come back and post.

smokey82832 Thu 12/25/2008 06:31PM
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Brahnnie Lott...

Grammar school?? truck stops?? Stretched butt holes??? On Christmas?? I'm sorry this happened to you. Although I do hope your uncle made it hurt!!I KNEW U COULD ONLY GET INTO ALL AGES SHOWS>>grow some pubes then post LMFAO 13 years old...

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BRAHnnie_lott Thu 12/25/2008 09:34PM
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thanks for playing smokey see you on the next thread. end thread.

schofizzl Fri 12/26/2008 12:53AM
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lol i think brahnnie needs his nappy poo. so cranky.

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gmoo Fri 12/26/2008 01:53PM
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Jambase, please enforce the community guidelines or remove the comments sections from articles. It makes me both sad and angry to see these comments continually on a majority of the articles I read. This is not a case of me lacking a sense of humor. I have one. The thoughtless hate that it spewed on these boards is not funny. Do your job and police these boards because if you don't, your readers will stop reading the articles = traffic = less click-through = less advertising = less revenue for Jambase. Think about it please.

Deadphishbiscuits Fri 12/26/2008 08:25PM
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Here we go..If this sounds or turns into a rant I would like to apologize from the get go. First and foremost have to touch base on the subject, i'm down with the Umph. Next who really cares what one person posts about a band that I highly doubt he/she, all of us know personally. Freedom speech. Needs to be practiced more in this country. Yes words can offend, hurt, anger...cause lots of emotional feelings. But this is America and the internet. So if Brahnielott is saying "Suck a dick, eat a fur burger umphrees sucks, you suck" ok yeah it can get annoying when your trying to read legitimate posts. But whatever post your two cents and take the positve feed back and negative feed back in stride. SOrry to point out you Brahnielott, you just seem to be the bad flavor of the hour. ALl of this nonsense and stupid posting will happen anywhere, where opinion can and is expressed. Thats all. again I apologize for the rant. ALl you UM fans out there enjoy and keep supporting your band. All you people who dont like UM out there, you do what you gotta do. Thats all folks...

adubvu Sat 12/27/2008 07:30AM
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my mommy always said if you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.

renNpimpy Sat 12/27/2008 08:33AM
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since no one else is going to tell smokey i might as well. you were trolled and by you going down to brahnie's level, brahnie accomplished the goal set forth.

mateotee Sat 12/27/2008 05:11PM
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yeah.

mateotee Sat 12/27/2008 05:12PM
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mateotee

LMFAO

mateotee Sat 12/27/2008 05:13PM
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where's bubba when you need him?

mateotee Sat 12/27/2008 05:14PM
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nice.

BRAHnnie_lott Sat 12/27/2008 08:18PM
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well bubba unlucky for you my parents let me use the net tonight. so im down here in the basement smoking top notch beasters dreaming about the night smokey and you were "growing" at bonnaroo together. don't be modest we are all open minded no matter our age.

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} Mon 12/29/2008 04:48AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

wisdom comes with age.

sugar17 Mon 12/29/2008 09:11AM
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BRAH if your only 13 do your dad a favor and leave his stash alone he works hard for it and do yourself a favor leave the computer alone and go chase some pussy your only a teenager once then life happens little buddy

BRAHnnie_lott Mon 12/29/2008 09:25AM
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hey sug thanks for the advice, 13 is a tender age. i think my adam's apple is aobut to fall or is it my nuts are about to drop? man life is confusing right now.

BRAHnnie_lott Mon 12/29/2008 12:29PM
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i could not agree with deadphishbiscuits more

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Tue 12/30/2008 09:42AM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

My fav band is the best! Wanna argue about it on a message board?? Lets get it on. No hitting in the face though.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/30/2008 10:05PM
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haha my favorite band is goodererer than yours, you all suck phish and is #1

futhepharmer Wed 12/31/2008 12:58PM
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Top notch beasters?

good lord if that ain't an oxymoron

futhepharmer Wed 12/31/2008 12:59PM
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oh yeah...hey umph! stop giving me shitty xmas gifts!

beatstock Fri 1/2/2009 06:59PM
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Top notch beasters..........good grief I am SOOO jealous

BRAHnnie_lott Sat 1/3/2009 10:23AM
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yeah beatstock it is the good shit. 500 an oz, amazing i know, my guy said i was getting a great deal and also told me he has a state of the art gaming system called a Sega Gamecast that he will sell me for 1 grand. this is the best week ever.

terkyd420 Mon 1/12/2009 10:52AM
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man i love these UM boys